HIST 2297

HIST 2297

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

In this course, we will study the history of Black resistance to slavery in the US. Then we will help to build an exhibit about that topic at one of the foremost museum sites that interprets the history of US slavery. Students will learn about the history of slavery and emancipation, and how the attempt to memory-hole the history of Black resistance to slavery has shaped public memory and politics. We will also study how institutions like the Whitney Plantation Museum in Louisiana are working to produce a more accurate understanding of the American past. In the second half of the course we will shift to working on the research, development, and production of the exhibit. The course will run parallel with a sibling course being taught in the University of New Orleans' MA program in Public History.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HA-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HNA)

Comments This course has a required field trip during winter session. For details, see HIST 2298.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study. Combined with: AMST 2297ASRC 2297

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19380 HIST 2297   SEM 101

    • TR Sibley Hall 318
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Baptist, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This course includes a required 1-credit trip to Louisiana at the end of the semester. Students enrolled in HIST 2297 will receive a permission code for enrollment into HIST 2298 prior to Add/Drop.

  • 19383 HIST 2297   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies